Following Typhoon Haiyan, 60 Filipino families were forced to move into Leyte Provincial Jail after being left homeless and destitute. For close to a year, they lived alongside their incarcerated relatives, some of whom were accused of rape and homicide.
Discover the astonishing world of photography through the lens of Slim Aarons, at the YellowKorner Gallery in Westfield, Bondi Junction.
Living in the Middle of Hackney (LMH) presents the lives of five young people in one of London’s most marginalised suburbs. Combining photographs of teenagers deemed ‘at risk of exclusion’ by virtue of their demographic, first commissioned in 2008, with those re-shot in 2015 with Hackney in the midst of gentrification, the project confronts negative stereotypes surrounding underprivileged youth. The seemingly fixed co-ordinates of race, class and gender are all subject to pressure.
As the searing light streams down between buildings, reflects off locked windows, and strikes small patches of the city, it brings to life the people – the strangers – as they walk quietly, solemnly by. All deep in thought or self-absorbed, oblivious to their surrounds. There is a certain loneliness in the rush to and from the office; the daily commute; the packed street corners at peak hour.
This is where the disconnected masses gather.
Samantha reflects on Sydney's obsession with real-estate that has cast aside the characters that gave us our holidays. Forgotten and neglected, the land sadly now being of more value. These little houses have tolerated architectural ridicule, sandy slumping mattresses, jugs of cordial in the fridge and sunny boys in the freezer. Three generations, perhaps four have laughed and giggled and knocked over jigsaw puzzles.
SWITCH is an exhibition concerning gender identity and sexual identity across two diverse cultures, Australia and Iran. Papalexandris' work focuses on the LGBTI community in Australia and Damon Ambs' work investigates the life of the LGBTI community in Iran, as told in a sequence of metaphoric images. The 'electrical switches' from Ambs' work lends the name to the exhibition, SWITCH. This term has also been used in the history of LGBTI peoples.
Following last year’s nature-themed exhibition ‘The Butterfly Effect’, students from the 2016 TAFE Western Photo Imaging course at Dubbo, bring you ‘Earthlings’. ‘Earthlings’ takes a look at what it is like to be human on the planet today. From a variety of hominid ancestors throughout our long history, humans have become the surviving species to continue to this day. It is thought that besides our expertise in tool making, humans survived (and flourished) due to our ability to create symbolic art.
Nepal After the Quake is a body of work realised in September 2015 in the recently devastated Himalayan nation. A long-awaited trip to Kathmandu and the Himalayas took a twist when the 25 April quake hit Nepal, leaving behind a long trail of destruction, death and grieving. Over 9.000 people lost their life and many more were injured or displaced, with related avalanches wiping out or isolating mountain communities.
Together, Alone - in which togetherness, loneliness and the moment are explored.
Each photographer has a different story to tell – about their family muse, the outsiders who find their chosen family, the moments taken in waiting, the coming together in the face of tragedy, capturing stillness within an object – yet we are all together, alone.
Curated by Paul McDonald
Blown Away is a collection of art works that deal with issues particularly urgent for today. Encompassing photography, sculpture, drawing and installation, the works in this exhibition are a collaborative project by two artists, Vivienne Dadour and Liz Ashburn. Here they reconsider the well known facts surrounding the US bombing of Laos in 1964 to 1973, and the continuing carnage in the Middle East.
The romantic Polphail "ghost village" is a memorial to the clamour of the UK’s 1970’s oil boom at a time when the industry was still considered to be cutting edge and essential, a time before the world began to seek cleaner and more sustainable forms of energy in the 21st century. Polphail speaks to us in its lost hopes for the modern world.
Raw and uncut. Meat the Butchers is an ongoing documentary photography project.
Part I was exhibited last year during Head On and showed butchers and meat processing in its purest form, in Indonesia and Holland. No industrialized mass production, just real authentic butcher shops and markets. Part II takes you into the slaughterhouse, a surreal place with real animals and real meat. You will have to realize: even organic meat doesn't grow on a tree.
A collection of vibrant city night scenes capturing calm, solitary moments within a busy populated city. These unplanned moments depict individual figures who appear to be lost in thought on their way home, texting loved ones or running late for appointments.
Or maybe there is something else going on?
In a landscape far removed from the urban centres, rodeos continue to be “a way of life” for many. Competing in Rodeos is undeniably dangerous. But to the riders “it’s a passion - a lifestyle.” For them that’s what it means to be a cowboy; to work and live in the country, travel and ride, and embrace the risks involved.
This latest series from James Niven, Enchanted Encounters explores his fascination with people captured in their everyday surroundings.
With a strong emphasis on a simplified, well balanced composition and James' play on negative space, the human presence in each photograph reflects an intriguing and artistic insight into a moment captured in time.